braggadocio

[ brag-uh-doh-shee-oh ]
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noun,plural brag·ga·do·ci·os.
  1. empty boasting; bragging.

  2. a boasting person; braggart.

Origin of braggadocio

1
After Braggadocchio, boastful character in Spenser's Faerie Queene (1590), apparently a pseudo-Italian coinage based on brag

Other words from braggadocio

  • brag·ga·do·ci·an, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for braggadocio

braggadocio

/ (ˌbræɡəˈdəʊtʃɪˌəʊ) /


nounplural -os
  1. vain empty boasting

  2. a person who boasts; braggart

Origin of braggadocio

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C16: from Braggadocchio, name of a boastful character in Spenser's Faerie Queene; probably from braggart + Italian -occhio (augmentative suffix)

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